Cauley Woodrow is delighted to win the Championship Goal of the Month award for August and is now focusing on scoring more to lead Barnsley out of the relegation zone.

The 24-year-old’s sensational volley into the top corner against Charlton Athletic on August 17 won the trophy. Woodrow tore his calf in the same game, before scoring, and missed the next three matches before returning for the 2-0 home defeat to Leeds United on Sunday.

He said: “It was instinctive. When I saw it go in, I was surprised but it’s really nice to get the award. Whenever I score I ask the analysis guy to send me the video so I can send it to my family. I won the award last season but never in the Championship. I have a room in my house where it will go. I want to kick on and score a lot more goals this season.”

Barnsley have scored four goals in their eight games so far this season and Woodrow – who has 20 in 41 for the Reds – is happy to take the responsibility of improving that record.  He said: “We have to score more. We need to get the chances to do that which comes from not just me but everyone. I’m not worried about it at all, we have goal-scorers in our team and I am sure that, once one comes, we will get a lot more. We’re still a new team and it’s early days. It took me a while when I first came to the club to know exactly what the manager and staff wanted. We’re gelling more and more every single week. 

“Training was hard in the international break but the manager was getting his point across of what he wanted us to be like. That showed in our performance against Leeds when we were back to our normal selves. It was nice to be back out there. The result wasn’t the best but the performance was really good. You can play excellently but teams just have that extra bit of quality which win the games. We’re down the bottom of the league now and we have to start taking points. We have to be at our best every single week and, if we do, we will get out of the position we are in.”